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How to Actually Clean with Disinfecting Wipes and Spray

We all think we know how to clean right? Well, let’s just make sure!

Read below to learn about how to properly disinfect with disinfecting wipes and spray.

You can’t just wipe really quick and it works…

How to Clean with Disinfecting Wipes

According to the back of the package:

For disinfecting hard, non-porous, non-food contact surfaces:

To clean / remove allergens:

Use fresh wipe on surface.
Repeat for stubborn stains.

To sanitize / disinfect:

Pre-clean surface.
Use enough fresh wipes to thoroughly wet surface.

To sanitize:

Allow to remain wet for 10 seconds.

To disinfect:

Allow to remain wet for 4 minutes.
Allow surface to air dry. Toss dirty wipe away.

Make sure you are completing soaking the surfaces don’t be shy with the wipes I know they are hard to find right now but they will become more and more available as we get through this.

How to Use Disinfecting Spray

You would be surprised that most people don’t know this and just spray and move on.

Must pre-clean and for norovirus and to disinfect must remain wet for ten minutes. WET keep wetting it for 10 minutes!

According to the package:

Pre-clean surfaces prior to use. Hold can upright 6″” to 8″” from surface. Spray 3 to 4 seconds until covered with mist.

To Disinfect:

Surfaces must remain wet for 3 minutes then allow to air dry.
For Norovirus surfaces must remain wet for 10 minutes then allow to air dry
Rinse toys and food contact surfaces with potable water after use.

To Sanitize:

Surfaces must remain wet for 10 seconds then allow to air dry.

To Control and Prevent Mold & Mildew:

Apply to pre-cleaned surface.
Allow to remain wet for 3 minutes.
Let air dry.
Repeat applications in weekly intervals or when mold and mildew growth appears.

To Deodorize:

Spray on surfaces as needed.

To Spot Sanitize Soft Surfaces:

Spray until fabric is wet.
Fabric must remain wet for 30 seconds.
Let air dry.
For difficult odors, repeat application.

How to Use Disinfecting Items with Food Items

According to both of these if the item you are disinfecting will come in contact with food. You need to clean, wet for 4 minutes for wipes and 10 minutes for spray then let dry. Rinse after it’s dry.

How to Find Lysol Wipes

Target and Walmart are stocking their shelves with Lysol products and other disinfecting items but not shipping them.

If you head to this link at and put in your zip code it will tell you which stores in your area have items in stock.

For instance, when I search 4 out of 5 Targets in an 60 mile radius have them. They just are not shipping them.

Don’t even bother with Amazon!

Using Cleaning Products to Disinfect

Make sure you read the back of the package of any cleaning products yo use. I never really do this and have been doing it wrong!

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